Campus Police

WSU Vancouver Department of Public Safety Services

The WSU Vancouver Public Safety Department is a fully commissioned Washington State police department. To contact one of our officers, please call 360-546-9001, send an email to, or use our text pager at 360-690-1527.

The Public Safety Department is here to provide the necessary service, referrals, and information you need, investigate crimes occurring on campus, evaluate and correct unsafe conditions, and provide you with a safe environment in which to work and attend.

To report an emergency, crime, or suspicious circumstance, dial 911 from any campus phone. If you have any questions for need non-emergency assistance or information, contact our office at 360-546-9001.

The following services are free of charge to all members of the Washington State University community, employees, students, and visitors:

  • Escorts - Anyone may contact a Public Safety officer for an escort to their vehicle at any time.
  • Auto-lockouts - If you lock your keys in the car, a Public Safety officer can assist you in gaining access.
  • Jump starts - Left your lights on? Battery dead? Public Safety can get your car started.
  • Police services and crime prevention - Need your valuables engraved? Need information on community resources available to assist you? Want to report an unsafe condition or suspicious circumstance? Have you been the victim of a crime? Public Safety can help you. 
  • For more information on what to do during an emergency on campus, please see our emergency procedures quick reference guide or contact our office to have a printed copy of the guide sent to you.

Fingerprinting services

Fingerprinting services are by appointment only. Please contact the WSU Vancouver Dept. of Public Safety at to schedule an appointment with one of our officers. The service fees for fingerprinting are $10 for one card and $13 for two cards.

Incidents in the classroom

High school and college campuses nationwide share in current and ongoing concerns regarding classroom violence and disturbances. WSU Vancouver is no exception to these concerns or to the recent focus on campus safety. Please click on the following link to see more procedures related to incidents in the classroom.

Campus emergency warning systems

WSU Vancouver continues to improve our ability to provide warning and notification of immediate situational and environmental emergency situations affecting the campus. Click the following link to learn more about the emergency warning systems installed around campus. 

Auto prowl prevention

Protect your property, your identity and yourself. Don't store valuables in your vehicle. Click this link to see some auto prowl prevention tips.